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"In condemning us, you condemn all your own ancestors, all the ancient priests, bishops and kings, all that was once the glory of England, the island of saints, and England, the most devoted child of the See of Peter."
--Saint Edmund Campion
This sketch was one which came from the heart. Behold Indomitus. A few sketches ago, I did a chibi version of it for Project Chaplaincy -- this is the first of all of my enemy sketches where the aesthetic has changed.
Indomitus came as a reflection on the Catholic martyrs of the whole world, but especially of Tyburn (in Westminster). It also is a representation of the whole world's torture, degradation and instances of inhuman treatment. Every instrument of torture which I could stuff on or behind a breaking wheel, I put in -- sword, clubs, scourges, maces, spears, branding-irons, the stake and the heretic's sulphur-lined clothes -- you name it, it's there. I didn't put in the rack, the brazen bull or the iron carding combs, which have been documented to be used for the Tyburn martyrs, Saint Eustace and Saint Blaise respectively... they just wouldn't fit, for one, and I didn't know what iron carding combs looked like. I don't wanna know.
For Project Chaplaincy, I intended this thing to be a powerful boss. Maybe the final boss? Maybe not? That will come with due time.
Dedicated to our brethren who are persecuted and forgotten.
Used a whole boatload of pens which were really off-colour; wound up rendering the picture in black and white because it looked better. On that note, I have a scanner now.